Do I have the right floor for my washing machine?
Suitable flooring types
You'll be least bothered by noise if you place the machine on a stable, hard floor. It's important that it doesn't spring and doesn't have a smooth surface. The following flooring types are most suitable for a washing machine:
- Concrete flooring
- Stone flooring
- Matte floor tiles
Note: level your washing machine to prevent noise.
Less suitable flooring types
The following flooring types are ** less suitable ** for a washing machine. They're most likely to cause the machine to vibrate, slide, and produce noise:
- Wooden flooring
- Laminate flooring
- Smooth floor tiles
What to do if your floor is less suitable
Did you place your washing machine on a less suitable floor? First, check if you can move the washing machine to a hard, stable surface. If it's not possible, place the washing machine onto a concrete tile of 60x60cm, which is least 3cm thick. This way, you ensure the washing machine is stable and produces less noise.
Correct use of vibration dampers
Perhaps you're wondering if it's an idea to use vibration dampers. In principle, it's best not to use vibration dampers. New washing machines have rubber legs, which already reduces noise. Rubber legs do wear over time, so vibration dampers are especially useful if you have an old washing machine. ** Note: want to use vibration dampers? Only do this if you have an old washing machine and a concrete or stone floor or floor tiles. **
Don't: drip tray with vibration dampers
Never use a drip tray in combination with vibration dampers. This makes the problem worse, as the machine will only produce more noise.